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Specific developmental disorder

Specific developmental disorder
Classification & external resources
ICD-10 F80.-F83.
ICD-9 307, 315

Specific developmental disorders categorizes specific learning disabilities and developmental disorders affecting coordination.


ICD-10 taxonomy

The tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) has four categories of specific developmental disorder: specific developmental disorders of speech and language, specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills, specific developmental disorder of motor function, and mixed specific developmental disorder.

Specific developmental disorders of speech and language

Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills (SDDSS)

  • Specific reading disorder (F81.0)
  • Specific spelling disorder (F81.1)
  • Specific disorder of arithmetical skills (F81.2)
  • Mixed disorder of scholastic skills (F81.3)
  • Other disorders of scholastic skills (F81.8)
  • Developmental disorder of scholastic skills, unspecified (F81.9)

Specific developmental disorder of motor function

Mixed specific developmental disorder

  • Mixed specific developmental disorder (F83)

DSM-IV-TR taxonomy

The text revision of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) categorizes specific developmental disorders as communication disorders, learning disorders, and motor skills disorders. They are all "Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence," which also includes pervasive developmental disorders (i.e., the autism spectrum), attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, feeding and eating disorders, tic disorders, elimination disorders, and other disorders like selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, and reactive attachment disorder.

Learning Disorders

  • Mathematics Disorder (315.1)
  • Reading Disorder (315.0)
  • Disorder of Written Expression (315.2)
  • Learning Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (315.9)

Motor Skills Disorders

Communication Disorders

  • Expressive Language Disorder (315.31)
  • Phonological Disorder(315.39)
  • Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder (315.32)
  • Stuttering (307.0)
  • Communication Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (307.9)

See also

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Specific_developmental_disorder". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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